As a child, I grew up in New England and October was my favorite month because the green leaves transformed to a brilliant red, yellow, and orange panorama. This glorious colorful gift of Mother Nature reminds me to change with the seasons and be bold in life. I recall searching the ground under various trees looking for the most beautiful leaves. I would proudly bring them home and carefully iron their splendor into two sheets of waxed paper so I could savor their brilliance. I always felt sad when even though they were protected by the wax covering them, they would still turn dull and then decay and die.